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Photos and prices: Regular spring lamb trade in Athenry

Photos and prices: Regular spring lamb trade in Athenry

Agriland made the trip to Athenry Mart yesterday, Monday May 23rd, for the market sheep sale which saw a heavy display of spring lambs and cull ewes.

While spring lambs and cull ewes dominated the throughput at Athenry on Monday, the number of pigs and ewes with lambs on foot was small by comparison.

Click on a thumbnail in the Gallery (below) to open a full size image; once opened, you can scroll sideways to see the next image. Refer to each legend to see the details of each lot, including the hammer price.

For spring lambs, figures were up on the previous week with prices peaking at €175/head.

In view of the trade in spring lambs of the day, lambs over 50kg sold from 172€/head to 175€/head.

Lambs from 45 to 49 kg sold for €160/head to €172/head, with the majority in this weight category selling for €165/head to €168/head.

Lambs of 40-43kg typically trade from €151/head up to €160/head, with some quality lots up to €165-167/head.

The lightest lambs offered at 36 kg sold for €124/head.

Pig numbers were again low this week, as is the case at this stage of the year, but went well with prices reaching €180/head for 63 kg ewes/pigs.

The general course of prices on the day ranged from €160/head to €180/head, with many selling between €170/head and €176/head.

A strong display of culled ewes was presented for sale in Athenry with over three rows of pens on offer.

Prices again broke 200 €/head but not as much as in previous weeks.

Two 125 kg ewes sold for €230 each and a 144 kg ram sold for €242/head.

Heavy ewes sold from €160/head up to €190/head with lighter ewes trading from €110/head to €150/head in general.

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